Dispelling the Myth of a Pandemic of the Unvaccinated


  • Deanna McLeod Principal, Kaleidoscope Strategic
  • Ilidio Martins Principal, Kaleidoscope Strategic
  • Stephen Pelech Kinexus Bioinformatics Corporation; Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Ceilidh Beck Bachelor of Health and Kinesiology, employed in same field
  • Christopher A Shaw Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Program in Experimental Medicine, and Program in Neuroscience, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada




Ontario Science Table, hospitalizations due to COVID-19, pandemic of the unvaccinated, methodological errors


We have reanalyzed the Ontario Science Table data on hospitalizations for COVID-19 in COVID-19 vaccinated versus unvaccinated patients admitted to hospital during various waves of the pandemic. In spite of the Ontario Science Table and the mass media claims that the unvaccinated were the dominant population being hospitalized, a more rigorous evaluation of the existing data shows that this narrative is not correct for the latter waves of COVID-19.  We identify a series of methodological issues that may have led to their conclusions and why such issues may have resulted in policies that have been largely ineffective.


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McLeod, D. ., Martins, I., Pelech, S., Beck, C., & Shaw, C. A. (2022). Dispelling the Myth of a Pandemic of the Unvaccinated. International Journal of Vaccine Theory, Practice, and Research, 2(1), 267–286. https://doi.org/10.56098/ijvtpr.v2i1.38